Police DNA database is illegal

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Two English men have successfully challenged South Yorkshire Police’s decision to retain their DNA samples even though neither of them have been convicted of a crime.

The Police have amassed the world’s largest database of DNA samples, a sizeable proportion of which were retained illegally before the law was changed to allow them to keep DNA samples of innocent people.

A handful of people have successfully managed to have their DNA samples destroyed on request but South Yorkshire Police evidently refused to do so and the case ended up with the European Court of Human Rights where 17 judges ruled unanimously that the practice is in contravention of the European Convention on Human Rights and therefore illegal.

The fascist bitch, Jacqui Smith, said that the existing illegal law will remain in place and Police will continue to illegally collect and retain DNA samples of innocent people until they’ve decided what to do about the judgement.

I’ve already written my letter requesting the destruction of the fingerprints and DNA samples the Police have on file for me following my arrest a few years ago after a malicious accusation of assault which I proved I was incapable of committing for the two reasons that I was at home talking to someone on MSN at the time and that I was (and still am) medically incapable of doing what I was accused of doing.

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  1. axel (1214 comments) says:

    What we have to remember is, everything they do is procedure driven, if they have a procedure, they follow it, if they dont, they dont do anything and they need someone else to make the decision for them about what is right and what is wrong, the fact that they had to go all the way to the european court shows how much of a hot potatoe it is.

    You, of all people, working for the Revenue, will know about maintaining pointless file ranges, where there is no point in keeping the info because it serves no purpose but it is kept because there is no procedure for removing the shit from the system.

  2. axel (1214 comments) says:

    I must be constipated or something, i seem to be excessively argumentative, maybe being in germany has made me think i am correct about everything and i need a good kicking?

  3. revinkevin (176 comments) says:

    Yet in the Prime Minister’s own country those not charged or found not guilty their DNA is removed from the system.

  4. axel (1214 comments) says:

    I’m sure that loop hole was closed up here years ago, with something along the lines of, ‘we dont have room for all that crap lying about, taking up space’

    What happens in ulster? Do they keep it or dump it?

  5. revinkevin (176 comments) says:

    According to the BBC report just North Britain.

  6. jerry (78 comments) says:

    The biggest problem is that the court can’t actually do much to impose the sentence,except fining britain or throwing it out of the european council(which we all know,will never happen).

  7. axel (1214 comments) says:

    rev- i dont get your last comment?

    jerry-it is the government, they need a process of everything, until instructions come down from on high about how to throw stuff away, they wont bother

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